Capsized Sailing Dinghy

Date: Sunday 24 December 2017

Location: Off Pendennis Point

Weather: SW 5, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Overcast with Showers

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 11:34 / Returned 12:09) – Neil Capper (Helmsman), Tom Bird, Jake Ingleby


At 11:28 Falmouth Coastguard requested the launch of Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat to assist a sailing dinghy with two persons on board which had capsized off Pendennis Point.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 11:34 and arrived on scene at 11:37 to find that the dinghy had been righted and was sailing back towards Mylor. Once it was confirmed that no further assistance was required at 12:02 the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 12:09 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 12:15.

The high performance B14 Sailing Dinghy was well equipped and its occupants were experienced and used to righting the craft. They had been unaware of the concerns for their wellbeing.